My mare is 19 days post ovulation and is not pregnant but has multiple small follicles which don't seem to be developing (no change in last 5 days). Is there a chance she is shutting down for the year? Any other reasons for her cycle being out of wack, EED? Should we just wait and see on her or try short cycling? Culture/cytology was done a couple of heat cycles ago and everything looked good.
While it is possible that she is shutting down - anything is possible - it's a little early in the year for that. EED is more likely, and she hasn't caught up with her cycle yet. If it were my mare, I'd follow her and see what happens for a week or so. Of course, there's also always the possibility that she is pregnant and it was missed...
Well I was living in hope that maybe it was a missed pregnancy but with two different vets (and one that specializes in reproduction) it is doubtful but I guess possible. I think they are going to just monitor her over the next week or so and then I will know more. I am presuming if she is "shutting down" short cycling will have no affect on her if she is doing nothing by the end of the week? Or can it maybe kick start things again?
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